al-Nawawī
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(or al-Nawāwī ), Muḥyī al-Dīn Abū Zakariyyāʾ Yaḥyā b. S̲h̲araf b. Murī [following Nawawī’s own spelling, Suyūṭī, fol. 53b] b. Ḥasan b. Ḥusayn b. Muḥammad b. D̲j̲umʿa b. Ḥizām al-Ḥizāmī al-Dimas̲h̲ḳī , a S̲h̲āfiʿī jurist, born in Muḥarram 631/October 1233 in Nawā south of Damascus in D̲j̲awlān. The ability of the boy very early attracted attention and his father brought him in 649/1251 to the Madrasa al-Rawāḥiyya in Damascus. There he first of all studied medicine but very soon went over to Islamic learning. In 651/1253 he ma…

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Heffening, W., “al-Nawawī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5858>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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